Monday, March 16, 2015

i'm fairly local.

DUUUUUUUDE.  Twentyone pilots just released their plans for their new album.  And a wOrLd tOuR.  AND A NEW SONG. OH, AND A NEW MUSIC VIDEO.  This is all too much for me to handle.

The new song is called "Fairly Local".  It's different, but I personally don't think in a bad way.  It is an intense preview of what is to come on their upcoming album Blurryface, that will be released on May 19th of this year.  (!!!)

Twentyone pilots is a two-piece band made up of the adorable singer Tyler Joesph and the spunky-hair-always-dyed-a-different-color drummer Josh Dun.   It's hard to classify twentyone pilots into a genre.  It's like part ukelele-punk-rock and part good-white-boy-rap.  I'm pretty sure there is not a specific genre for that. Their first album Vessel is probably my favorite album I've ever listened to.  Their lyrics are just so powerful and familiar.  The most popular song by them is Car Radio and with good reason.  It's poetry.  Spoken word put to music.  It's really quite beautiful.

Perhaps what I like most about twentyone pilots is how much they really care for their fans.  The tweet announcing the new album said "Your album is called Blurryface, available May 19.  Your world tour starts this fall.  Your new music video is here now."  This music isn't just about them.  It's about us.  Fans are a part of who twentyone pilots has and will become.  I've never seen a band like that. Really in all honestly, ever. 

Screenshot of the Video. Property of Fueled by Ramen and twentyone pilots.

This new song is darker.  The music video for "Fairly Local" features a red-headed drummer Josh Dun and an even-more-intense-than-usual singer Tyler Joesph.  I know a few fellow twentyone pilots fans aren't quite sure what to make of this song yet.  They say that it feels a little *too* mainstream for this band and that the lyrics hold less meaning than some of their original songs.  While I can see their point, I really enjoy this new style.  And I can't wait to see what else they have in store.  Just maybe, without the chorus repeated quite as often.  See fo' yourself.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Music You Should Hit Up: My friendddd Andrew Bailey

Eeeep.  Our school has this thing called a "capstone project" where you basically choose a career path and then do an in-depth project based on your interests.  It's a decently-big deal.  Some people kinda waltz around the system by doing a project showcasing ceramic projects or something and some people go hardcore and cure a disease.

I came up with this idea to create a mini album-sampler-EP of sorts containing songs written by students at my high school.  I would help record them in a studio and create album art, lyrics sheets, etc.  I'm talking to my principal about it in a few days and I'm super excited (and nervous) about it, quite honestly.  Eeep.

One of my pals Andrew Bailey is really supportive of my idea.  He writes his own stuff and he's real good.  Reaaaaaallll good.  He's such an interesting guy that has a lot of ideas and is really good at articulating them.  He agreed to help partake in my lil sampler-EP capstone project, which makes me so happy.  So happy.  He has a honest, organic and engaging voice backed by some sunny acoustic strumming. You should give him a listen in the meantime.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I wish I could sport a man bun.


Hello friends. Contrary to popular belief, I did not fall of the face of the earth, I just was just experiencing an existential crisis of sorts.  It's that time of the year, I suppose.  Spring is sort of around the corner, but not quite here.  Everything is just sort of routine.  I'm not a huge fan of routine, I always have to be doing something different and on the go.  So, I took it upon myself to step out of my routine and try to reach out to some different people that I want to get to know better.  However, all my plans seemed to fall through.  I'm a chaser.  I always am looking for a new adventure to experience, but not many people ever seem to want to chase after me.  But that's not true. You just have to be patient.  I truly believe God has huge plans for me.  Yee.


My frin frand Maggie & our new Eskimo friendz
I decided that I'm going to start bringing my nikon everywhere.  I want to document everything & everyone.  Life is so cool, ya feel?  I'm gonna be the girl with the camera.  Yes. 

Rehearsing before our one act performance at the Guthrie
Cool kid hangz amirite

Oh, yes.  This photo was released the other day.  That's me, there, right behind Sean the lead singer of Smallpools.  *heavy breathing*

I've been listening to a lot of Childish Gambino and SNCKPCK recently which is a really odd combination of rap and sunny ukelele playing.  Completely different ends of the spectrum. But I like it that way.